Over the last few days, prominent quarterbacks from the NFL and NCAA have taken to social media and spoken out in support of justice being served following the death of George Floyd.
Senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is one of the latest to take a stand against discrimination when he released a video message on Twitter Saturday evening.
“Over the last few days, my heart has been extremely heavy,” Ehlinger said, as seen in the above video. “I can’t find the right words to describe how I’m feeling, but I wanted to put out a video to try to capture as much as I could.
“I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood. Playing college football has taught me a lot of lessons, but probably the one I’m most thankful for is the relationships and friendships I have built with my teammates. I realize nobody should be differently because of their skin color. I’ve formed unbelievable relationships with guys I’m so thankful for.
“In Matthew 22, God says, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ and that’s something I try to live by. I would just like to say that I’m extremely sorry for the way the black community has been treated. It’s not what God has called us to do, and I hope that we can move forward soon and treat everyone equally and understand there shouldn’t be any difference of how someone is treated because of their skin color or their race.”
Last season, Ehlinger registered 3,663 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and a 151.8 passer efficiency rating. He added 663 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground during his junior campaign.